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'Uglies': See what we know about Joey King’s Netflix movie

After a prolonged wait, Netflix is gearing up to release its adaptation of Scott Westerfeld‘s ‘Uglies‘ in 2024. Directed by McG, the film stars Joey King and has undergone additional filming to ensure its anticipated debut.

Director and Writers

Netflix’s ‘Uglies’ will be directed by McG, known for ‘Charlie’s Angels’ and ‘Terminator Salvation.’ The script comes from Emmy-nominated screenwriters Krista Vernoff and Vanessa Taylor.

Joey King’s Involvement

Joey King, a Netflix collaborator, initiated the project’s move to the streaming giant. She, being a fan of the series, convinced Netflix to option it and signed a first-look deal for her production company.

Plot Summary

Adapted from Scott Westerfeld’s 2005 novel, ‘Uglies’ is set in a world where a mandatory operation at 16 erases physical differences, enforcing a standard of beauty. The protagonist, Tally Youngblood, faces choices that alter her life.

Cast Details

Joey King plays Tally Youngblood, and additional cast members include Laverne Cox, Chase Stokes, Brianne Tju, and more. Production, wrapping up earlier than expected, involved an extensive cast, as reported in Production Weekly.

Filming Details

Production commenced in October 2021 and concluded in December 2021. Despite finishing filming, Netflix confirmed additional shoots. Joey King shared her excitement on Instagram, hinting at the movie’s release in the near future.

Release Date

Netflix has officially included ‘Uglies’ in its 2024 line-up, announced on February 1. While no specific date has been disclosed, given the ongoing additional filming, a realistic release window is expected in mid-to-late 2024.


When is Netflix’s ‘Uglies’ movie scheduled for release?
The release date for Netflix’s ‘Uglies’ has not been officially announced. It is part of Netflix’s 2024 line-up, and a specific release date is yet to be confirmed.

Who is the director of Netflix’s ‘Uglies’ and what other projects is he known for?
The director of ‘Uglies’ is McG, also known as Joseph McGinty Nichol. He has directed popular films like ‘Charlie’s Angels’ and ‘Terminator Salvation’ and collaborated on Netflix projects such as ‘The Babysitter’ and ‘Rim of the World.’

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